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Weight Gain (I'm sticking my tongue out.. raspberry!)

Friday, April 01, 2011

Okay, so some of you have prodded me about the weight gain. Yes, I know and THANK YOU! I'm happy you are concerned. It gives me accountability.!!!

I was doing good for a while and hit a plateau. I was okay with the plateau because I was in the mid-140's which was better than I've been in quite a while... Then... I had the hysterectomy. I don't know what it was about it, but I just put on the weight. I didn't change anything about what I was eating or doing besides getting off the birth control pill that was making me have a normal cycle. Now, I'm back up to 160.

I didn't even realize I was gaining. I've been working so much at school and the girls have had so much to do at church that I didn't even take time to step on the scale. I know a lot of it also has to do with the stress of being a caregiver. Gran has been getting worse and worse. It gets very exhausting listening to the same stories over and over and over... can I say over, again. She's always asking me the same things or fussing about something that my older daughter does. She refuses to eat right while I'm gone to school... and my sister (who promised she'd help out before I went back to work) isn't helping any at all. Gran sleeps most of the day and roams at night. That keeps me from sleeping well, too.

Okay, enough excuses... so what am I going to do about it? Well, I'm going to do better at watching what I eat. I do like having a snack of peanut butter, honey and melted chocolate (milk-free) in the afternoon. I'm an going cut down on that. I am going to up the veggies on the plate and try to get more of them fresh or fresh/frozen instead of out of a can.

As for exercise, the weather is getting warmer; so I plan to get outside more. I also plan to make more use of the Wii playing tennis. I may also take up boxing on the Wii. My 6 yo loves the boxing and says she knows she can beat me. :-)

Thank you again for keeping me accountable.
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GIRLHALFFULL 4/8/2011 1:23PM

    Amen to that!

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MOMFAN 4/7/2011 6:04PM

    Hugs! I know how hard it is missing sleep with care-taking. Especially when the people you are depending on don't help you! You can do this!

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MZLOVE1974 4/5/2011 3:42PM

    We must have really similar builds because I got down to the mid 140's to and felt stuck... and somehow this last six-eight months I've gone back up to 160ish. How did that happen??? Grrr. I'm right there with you.... we can both do it again!!

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 4/2/2011 10:08AM

    emoticon Hang in there. Life sure knows how to throw curve balls.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 4/2/2011 10:08AM

    emoticon Hang in there. Life sure knows how to throw curve balls.

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JENNIFFRM 4/2/2011 9:00AM

    It takes a lot of courage to take care of the ones who took care of us as kids. Keep up the good work. I'm sure you don't hear that enough or at all. Way to go Girl!

Between the stress of all the responsibilities of a caregiver for both your daughters and grandmother that's enough stress to make you go bald, seriously. Now add into play work and your own medical history. That's the reason for the weight gain. You don't have enough time in the day to take care of you.

Your sister needs to step it up and take in grandma and the girls for a day to give you time for you. I know easier said than done emoticon ! Also remember after your hysterectomy your body changes because your hormones change too. So don't be hard on yourself.

With the support of your Sparkfriends you will loose the weight and I'm here when you need to vent!

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VENISEW1 4/2/2011 1:29AM

    I too have been slipping. emoticon to hear about your Gran& that your sister isn't helping. You sound like you need a break. Is there anyone who can help you? Would it help If you locked Gran out of the bedroom during the day, then maybe she'll be able to sleep @ night. You are a great grandaughter for taking care of her & your kids. Best wishes & take care emoticon

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